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Reading Acts

C. Kavin Rowe

in World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195377873
eISBN:
9780199869459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377873.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter situates the book's argument within a wider intellectual horizon—the relation between knowledge and concrete patterns of life—and within the history of scholarly interpretation of the ... More


Encyclopedia as Artefact

Trevor Murphy

in Pliny the Elder's Natural History: The Empire in the Encyclopedia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262885
eISBN:
9780191719004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262885.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This introductory chapter argues for a reading of Pliny's encyclopaedia as a political document, a cultural artefact of the Roman empire just as much as the Encyclopaedia Britannica was an artefact ... More


The Shape of the Natural History

Trevor Murphy

in Pliny the Elder's Natural History: The Empire in the Encyclopedia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262885
eISBN:
9780191719004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262885.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the taxonomies upon which the Natural History is built. It shows that the central organizing principle of the encyclopaedia is to divide things into categories by contrast, but ... More


Hegel's Writings on Religion

Peter C. Hodgson

in Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273614
eISBN:
9780191602443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel did not address the topic of religion only for the first time in his Berlin lectures of 1821 and following. There was no topic in which he had a deeper and more abiding interest, as evidenced ... More


Medico‐Moral Theories of Manhood: Strength, Constancy, and Reason

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter moves from the commonplace ideas found in the language of manhood to the more elaborate theoretical explorations of manhood, femaleness, and youth found in medical writings, ... More


Hegel Made Visible

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the life and works of Hegel. Hegel was born in 1770 in the city of Stuttgart, capital of Württemberg, a Protestant enclave in generally Catholic southern Germany. He went to ... More


Natural History of the Weird: Encyclopedias, Spooky Stories, and the Bestiaries of Toriyama Sekien

Michael Dylan Foster

in Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253612
eISBN:
9780520942677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253612.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies how the earliest illustrated encyclopedias in Japan presented and classified mysterious creatures. It introduces artist Toriyama Sekien, who combined the seriousness of academic ... More


Epilogue: A Library to Every House

Thomas F. Bonnell

in The Most Disreputable Trade: Publishing the Classics of English Poetry 1765-1810

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532209
eISBN:
9780191700996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532209.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter summarizes some of the important contributions of the publishers discussed in the book, and discusses the ventures of John Alden in bringing the ‘Elzevir’ tradition to millions of ... More


From the Encyclopaedia to the Miscellany

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how Béroalde de Verville’s genres served to construct changing pictures of knowledge during the Renaissance period. It explains that the variables taken to constitute genre were ... More


Representations of Nature: Si enim res sunt diversae, ipsa quoque narrado non una erit. 1

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the different ways in which nature is imitated or represented in the works of Renaissance writers. It suggests that encyclopaedic works sought to imitate nature’s inner ... More


Lincoln Everlasting

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the legacy left by Abraham Lincoln after his death. The author touches on Lincolnography and Lincolnology of scholars. The author also describes a new and improved Lincoln ... More


Education: Three Varieties of Further Reform, 1584–1610

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Johann Heinrich Alsted has often been labeled a ‘Ramist’. The most obvious grounds for this label is the place of Petrus Ramus’ name in the titles of four of Alsted's logical, grammatical, and ... More


Panacea philosophica: The Young Alsted's Public Programme, 1610–20

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Johann Heinrich Alsted was heavily indebted to Bartholomäus Keckermann for the systematic form of his Encyclopaedia. But in the construction of Keckermann's systema, form had followed function. ... More


Occult Sympathies: The Private World of the Mature Alsted, 1614–38

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the years following the publication of the Systema physicae harmonicae, the Peripatetic and biblical components of Johann Heinrich Alsted's proposed synthesis were developed in his philosophical ... More


Conclusions

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As a young man, Johann Heinrich Alsted employed all his considerable energies in the pursuit of an extraordinarily ambitious encyclopedic project. The structure of the work derived from the sounder ... More


Libraries and Enlightenment

Jonathan I. Israel

in Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how libraries served as the workshop of the early Enlightenment, both moderate and radical. It describes the contribution of the private ‘universal’ library to the progress of ... More


Emotional Lexicons: Continuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000

Ute Frevert, Christian Bailey, Pascal Eitler, Benno Gammerl, Bettina Hitzer, Margrit Pernau, Monique Scheer, Anne Schmidt, and Nina Verheyen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199655731
eISBN:
9780191757662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655731.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book presents a cultural history of how emotions were defined and discussed in encyclopedias in German, French, and English since the late seventeenth century. As the book demonstrates, ... More


Knowing the World in Verse Encyclopedias and Encyclopedic Verse

Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay, Rebecca Dixon, Miranda Griffin, Sylvia Huot, Francesca Nicholson, and Finn Sinclair

in Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449734
eISBN:
9780801460586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449734.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the development of encyclopedic writing in verse, since the encyclopedia is the genre par excellence for shaping and conveying knowledge of the world. In the thirteenth ... More


Spurious Works

Tony Honoré

in Ulpian: Pioneer of Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244249
eISBN:
9780191705212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244249.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter lists five works, those concerning Rules, Replies, Opinions, and Encyclopedia, that lack the criteria of style listed in Chapter 2 and can be regarded as spurious. These have been ... More


Myth-making or Enlightenment?: Pascal, Voltaire, the Encyclopedia (1657–1777)

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

in Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242616
eISBN:
9780520941373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242616.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores a miscellany of texts and events that begin in the period 1657–1777. It investigates the reappearance of Blaise Pascal's comparison in the French Encyclopedia. Antoine Arnauld ... More


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